An early surprise celebration by friends took place during the "Our Lady's Breakfast" on April 15 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where Irma has been a member since the closing of St. Mary's parish in East Moline.
Irma DeClerck was born May 9, 1917, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. She married M.C. "Nick" Carmack in September 1939. He passed away in January 1960.
Her daughters are Pat (Rex) Taylor and Rosie (Dennis) Meyer, both of East Moline; Sandie (Bill) Vance and Becky (Byron) Brown, both of Texas. Irma has 14 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.